Wait! You didn’t really mean I should forgive right? There’s no way that’s happening!
Life thus far has taught me one important lesson, which is the fact that unforgiveness has just one pathway- negativity. I’ve come to understand that in order to truly forgive, we must learn to see the people that hurt us in the light of love. I know, I know! Love? That might be hard for most minds to embrace. This process is never easy and it clearly takes the grace of God to help us detox and rebuild ourselves in love again.
People have hurt me in the past and honestly it took a HUGE toll on my mental, spiritual, emotional life and general productivity. Few years ago I went through a personal ‘cleansing’ experience that was as a result of a betrayal from a close friend. I was still in college and off course we were all hyped about the ‘best friend’ vibe and sometimes we just forgot to read the clear writings on the wall. The truth truly hurts and at that point, I wasn’t even ready to accept and live with that truth.
Previously I had side chatters who convinced me of what they heard and saw. Now, the thing about listening to gossips is that, they have a PhD in that field and can lure you into believing that your name isn’t your name. But I’ve learnt to always consult God and the right people before believing any rumours. (more…)